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THE FINAL BREATH BEFORE NOVEMBER

Edison's Children

 

Neo-Prog

3.96 | 224 ratings

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GorillaMunch
5 stars Edison's Children have created their own style of haunted prog.

To me, prog is two things- musical freedom, and then using that freedom to push music to its very limits. Edison's Children not only embraces this freedom, but pushes music farther than I thought was possible. There are few bands that just blow my mind, and EC is one of them.

Track one, The Final Breath, is dark, atmospheric, and haunting. The sonic depth of this song alone is worth praise. There are countless elements and levels to the music. For an opening song, it sounds better than most grand finales. The vocals are what I've come to love about this band, slightly distorted and chilling.

The second song, Light Years, reminds me of the first album. Another part of EC that I love is the lyrics, and this song is great example of their writing. The haunted love song lyrics combined with stellar guitar just grooves perfectly. After six minutes, the song changes into a soft conclusion which immediately goes into the final track.

Silhouette, the song is 67 minutes long. I'll try to keep the review shorter. While Light Years was similar to the first album, Silhouette is an all new sound. I don't know how to describe it. This song is a journey. I don't think I have ever heard something like this before. To rate it would be like an art teacher giving Van Gogh an A on one of his paintings, it simply isn't enough and does not justify the praise it deserves. This is just a song that needs to be heard.

When you listen, wear headphones just so can hear every little touch. The amount of detail and love that went into this album is clear and obvious. Five stars means "Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music" and that is what this album is. It is an accomplishment for music. The Final Breath Before November is a more focused, better produced, and an amazing follow up compared to In The Last Waking Moments. I highly recommend this album to any prog fan. And please, don't just download it, buy it! Prog needs to be supported to continue, new music won't kill prog, apathy from the fans will. This band needs support if there is ever going to be a third album. And after listening to this, I'm already excited for a third.

GorillaMunch | 5/5 |

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